Please be advised that, as a result of necessary technical works the Museum of the BoG will remain temporarily closed.
All visits to the Museum are subject to the official guidelines and recommendations issued by the COVID-19 Expert Committee of the Greek Ministry of Health regarding the safe operation of indoor museums. Specifically, visitors will be required to present:
• a vaccination certificate, or
• a negative COVID-19 antigen test (rapid test) taken no more than 48 hours prior to the time of visit, or
• a recovery certificate, issued 30 days since first testing positive for COVID-19 and valid for up to 180 days from the date of testing,
together with a valid ID or other official document for identification purposes.
The above requirements apply to all persons aged 12 years and over.
For group visits, the school teacher or guide escorting the group will need to collect the above documents from each of the participants and present them for verification at the entrance.
The Bank of Greece Museum highlights the Bank’s role and activities, as well as its contribution to the development of the Greek economy, presenting the monetary and economic history of modern Greece from the design and introduction of the first modern Greek monetary system in 1828 to the creation of the euro area and Greece’s participation in the single currency.
By following the thread of the presentation, the visitor can explore the origins of money in antiquity, witness the introduction and establishment of various mediums of exchange, and learn about the evolution of central banking and the path to European monetary integration.
A number of interactive multimedia applications, coupled with state-of-the-art museological practices, offer a unique experience of enjoyment and learning.
The exhibits include objects from the Bank’s collections that provide insights into economic and monetary history, as well as into the design and production of the banknotes and coins of the modern Greek nation.
The Bank’s collections also include objects of aesthetic value: coins, banknotes and exonumia (such as medals and decorations), works of art (paintings, sculptures, engravings, ceramics, etc.), architectural elements (stained glass, mosaics and murals), furniture, decorative objects, antiques, and photographs. Many of them adorn Bank of Greece buildings.
Conservation and restoration works are performed in-house at the Bank’s dedicated facilities for canvas, paper and metal conservation by highly-qualified staff.